Report: Intel Refreshing Notebook Chips Today
Intel will soon be launching new notebook chips, according to a report.
Intel is set to launch a handful of new chips later today, according to CNet. The new chips will be targeted squarely at ultra portable notebooks -- no, not netbooks, but rather in the class of the MacBook Air, Voodoo Envy and the Dell Adamo.
The website lists the following as the new additions:
SP9600 / 2.53GHz / 6MB cache / 1066MHz FSB / 2 cores / 25W / $316
SL9600 / 2.13GHz / 6MB cache / 1066MHz FSB / 2 cores / 17W / $316
SU9600 / 1.60GHz / 3MB cache / 800MHz FSB / 2 cores / 10W / $289
SU3500 / 1.4GHz / 3MB cache / 800MHz FSB / 1 core / 5.5W / $262
ICP900 / 2.2GHz / 1MB cache / 800MHz FSB / 1 core / 35W / $70
Note: ICP900 is a "Celeron" branded chip.
It’s unfortunate for the Dell Adamo that these chips weren’t launched sooner, as the fashion-conscious sliver-thin notebook comes with either a 1.2 GHz or 1.4 GHz Core 2 Duo at eye popping prices of $1,999 and $2,699, respectively. Perhaps it’ll be an upgradable option soon one one of the three very spendy ultra portables.
The CNet report adds that cheaper ultra-low voltage chips should ship sometime this summer, hopefully paving the way for some affordable super thin-and-lights for those who aren’t keen on the current luxurious offerings.